Vicious Fishes Taproom & Kitchen

132 S Fuquay Ave, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526

Under $25 Recommended New Editor's Pick

We’re a craft brewery focused on juicy, balanced IPAs, deliciously fruited sours and clean German lagers. We host three locations in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Our brewery and taproom is located in Angier, NC. Our taproom & kitchen in downtown Fuquay-Varina is a gastropub offering eclectic and adventurous pub fare. Our Apex, NC location is a taproom and coffee shop and features expansive outdoor space for kids and dogs to play. Our aim is to produce interesting and delicious beers of the highest quality that make it really hard for you to decide which to have next.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 132 S Fuquay Ave, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
  • Cross Street: Raleigh St
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Hamburger | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (919) 768-7868
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Business Dining, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

  Photos

  Events & Special Hours

Super Bowl Sunday
Feb. 7, 2021
All Day 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.  
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.  
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We follow all official guidance during the COVID-19 outbreak. We require masks upon entry; we will provide masks at each entry, if you need one. No more than 10 people may be seated at any one table; parties more than 10 will be split between adjacent tables. Our table are positioned 6 feet apart, and all of our employees wear masks. We thoroughly sanitize each area after guests leave before seating the next party.
Yes we do. Our outdoor patio has 14 tables currently. Please note on your reservation if you want outdoor seating.
Due to COVID restrictions, we are not allow to seat more than 10 people at any given table. Groups more than 10 will need to be accommodated at separate tables, socially distanced apart. Large groups need to call us for accommodation. You can reach us at 919-762-7876.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2021
Ryan R.

Our waitress was phenomenal, everything was amazing. The service and atmosphere was awesome, sure summers there are amazing. Wish I would have found this place earlier.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 16, 2020
Lois R.

Food was delicious! Service was excellent Will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2020
Cathy W.

Always good food and service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 26, 2020
Becky B.

The beer was fantastic and the Scuba Shrimp was absolutely delicious!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Erika T.

Went for brunch and the food was so good! Loved their bloody Mary’s and biscuits and gravy. They also have one of the best French onion soups


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2020
Kris A.

Our waiter was Fernando. He was one of the best waiters we have had in a long time, very attentive and polite. This was the first time we had been in the restaurant. It is a little loud for having conversations, but I think the high ceilings play a part in that. Food was great, loved my guava iPa. My only complaint was the 2.00 charge for the extra bread for the southern appetizer. 17.00 was a little high for that appetizer. With the amount of fun stuff in the app, add some more bread to go with it. Or maybe an additional type of bread if that is a price point issue. Overall would go back again. Nice job, Kris Anderson


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2020
Michelle R.

I really liked this restaurant. We don't drink so I cannot comment on their beers but the food was excellent, better than "bar food" and the quality and service were exceptional.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Linda B.

Thank you so much! Our food was delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
Jason P.

Highly recommended. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was amazing and the beer was even better.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Nancy S.

Delicious


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2020
Beverley H.

Everything was perfect!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Elizabeth C.

We loved Vicious Fishes. I highly recommend it to anyone. They have lots of space for large groups as well as a cute outdoor patio. The food was all delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Sean G.

Great experience at Vicious Fishes. Clean and masks worn by all. Atmosphere was pub-like. Food was traditional in nature but then with a yummy twist. Very delicious. Looking forward to the live music coming back. It definitely lends itself to a fun night out of drinks, food and music.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Myranne S.

Absolutely enjoyed our first trip for my Dad's birthday. Everyone enjoyed the food and the waiter was excellent!!! Will be back soon:)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2020
Christopher L.

Very enjoyable meal. Staff was attentive. We will come back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Dominic S.

This is an amazing restaurant. Love the food and the atmosphere.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
George L.

Vicious Fishes has always been a great experience. Whether it is a Sunday brunch, weekend lunch break or casual evening out, the food is great, the atmosphere pleasant and the staff very accommodating. One of my favorite restaurants in the Quay...


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
Timothy M.

Food was delicious - service was excellent!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 13, 2020
Scott W.

Thought it was expensive for a couple of sandwiches, not a ton of fish on my and chips


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Kelly D.

Delicious food with generous portions. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for social distancing. The pimento cheese and Varina sandwich are delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Rohit S.

The food and service was really good, will definitely come back in the future when we are in the area.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Gloria M.

I enjoyed how friendly everyone was and the food was amazing!Amanda was the best!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Patricia L.

Love the place. We used to go here when it was pre-owned. Love the building, plenty of room for social distancing. We sat in the huge room in the back. Service was good. Food was good. Prices were reasonable.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Michele C.

It was a great experience! Our server was amazing. This mask mandate is not optimal but they were great! We will be back soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Megan V.

Everyone was very nice. The food was amazing. They followed the COVID-19 guidelines well.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Ashley N.

Always a great experience and service is wonderful. Also the food never lets us down as well as the variety of beer on tap. Thank you for remaining a great business!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2020
Allison P.

We enjoyed our visit very much. The Octofries are delicious and the brews are, too.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2020
Jennifer J.

Our server was wonderful! She was attentive, thoughtful, and friendly. I don’t remember her name but she has dark hair that was up in a bun.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2020
Vijay S.

Vicious fishes was amazing. Great beer options and a cool looking food menu! I will definitely be returning.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2020
Amy R.

We love this restaurant! So happy to be back enjoying the awesome food and service on their spacious patio!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 03, 2020
Lou C.

Ate on the patio - very pleasant experience. Will definitely go back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 01, 2020
Shane M.

The outside seating was excellent! Fast service and everything was very clean.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2020
Tresa W.

Parents were in town and wanted to try something different. Mason our waiter was excellent. Highly knowledgeable of the menu. Hubby went withThe special of the day which was chorizo meatloaf eggs Benedict and I'll say It was one of the best breakfasts we've ever had. We love upper scale restaurants and tend to go all over the triangle even out of state for great food and this was absolutely amazing. Just the right spice, even the beans were to die for and I don't even care for beans. Corn cakes were perfect. I ordered the typical breakfast it was delicious the potatoes were amazing. Parents ordered shared omelet te. All food was incredible including the coffee. Absolutely loved my rye toast. Eight thumbs up!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
May 24, 2020
Elizabeth F.

The staff was very loud. I know it was the first full day back for phase 2 but they were so loud my husband and I could barley hear each other speak.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
May 24, 2020
Mary F.

First day open post-COVID lockdown and everything was wonderful. Clean, delicious food, And great service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 23, 2020
Terry D.

We were happy with the service we received at the bar...Jenn was amazing


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 23, 2020
Kristy C.

Vicious Fishes was WAY better than we expected. The food [Buffalo Chicken sand & Fish & Chips] were VERY good, and the beers [and ciders] were both varied and very tasty as well...I expected bitter IPA's, but the 7-8 that we tasted/bought were ALL pretty tasty. Can't wait for another trip.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 12, 2020
Randall W.

The noise inside gets too loud.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 09, 2020
Jay J.

This place has a great atmosphere, food was delicious, food and drink menus were varied. Place wasn't busy so surprised service was a little slow. Will definitely go back though.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 18, 2020
Erin S.

The food was delicious and our server, Caitlin, was sweet to my son.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 05, 2020
Mary V.

We are outside. The food was very good and service was good. Too many flies. They need to put in a fan and bug repellant system.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Janet M.

Onions on my salad were very large. Arranged pretty but large onion is not pleasant to bite into. They were open to adding a table to allow more space with our group of 8. Shrimp bisque delicious!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 17, 2020
Cyndi T.

A bit pricey but the food was great. Great service.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 15, 2020
Darla B.

We really enjoyed our evening out here. The food was good. Loved the themed drinks. They did a great job with social distancing.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 08, 2020
Tim S.

Much better since they changed their menu. Will go back.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2020
Eileen M.

We have been here before and really love this place. Food is great and prices are reasonable. Staff is friendly and attentive. My only complaint - and it's not really a complaint is that it was a little loud but now in an overwhelming way.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 07, 2020
Stephen F.

Been wanting to try this place for awhile. Outdoor seating is really nice. Waitstaff really good. I had the fish tacos which were really good. Could have had a bit more rich in them but they were done well. My wife had French dip burger and it was actually cooked perfectly which is not common for burgers that we have observed. Overall was very nice and we will be back!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 13, 2020
Sharon G.

We enjoyed the selection of food. I would have liked to see more seafood options offered though. My suggestion would be to add more fish or seafood dishes to your lunch menu.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 28, 2020
Julie S.

The only complaint was that there was a group meeting of about 15 people in the back room and that's where they sat us. We weren't given a choice of perhaps sitting outdoors. We were a group of six with visitors from out of town so it really wasn't the best ambiance but the food was good.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 21, 2020
Ryan S.

The food was fairly standard fare; nothing special, but it all tasted good as delivered. The portion sizes were nice, too. The beers were all good, and the house NE IPA was above average. Will visit again just to get another glass of that!